Friday, January 13, 2017
Middle (Five Minute Friday)
I'm so happy to see that even with the New Year, the Five Minute Friday linkup is still going. (Now if I can just find someone starting up the 52 Lists for this year, I'll be happy).. If your not familiar with the Five Minute Friday linkup, it's hosted by Kate at the blog Heading Home. Each week, Kate invites other bloggers to reflect and write for five minutes on a word for that week.
If your interested in joining up, by all means, click on the graphic below and join in the fun.
This week, the word given was "Middle".. My five minutes starts NOW!!
The word middle makes me think of a number of things, but the one thing that comes to mind is "Middle Aged", which is where I am now. And when I look back on my life and where I am in it, I realize that it went faster than I think it should have and I really didn't accomplish nearly the amount of things I wanted to achieve before I reached this point in my life.
It hasn't been all bad, for sure. But I had dreams of accomplishing huge things, flying airplanes and making a comfortable living for myself and fill a passport with foreign travel. Even now, we struggle from time to time, living paycheck to paycheck.. We only have the one car (hopefully we will finally have two in a few months), on paycheck, we live in government owned housing (We're military living on base LOL) .. One would think we would have at least bought a house by now! LOL
But, it's okay, because, it's called "Middle Aged" for a reason. It means there's still time for me to achieve things - I could go to school tomorrow and start studying to become a doctor.. I could get my pilots license and soar high above the earth.. I still have time to travel to Scotland and Ireland And eventually, Charles will be out of the military and we will have a home of our own or maybe we'll buy one of those "little houses" that we can pull behind a pickup truck and have a new view every day.